Apr 18, 2013 5:30pm PDT
ahead. later the warning today from the f.a.a. the reason for major flight delays starting this weekend at a lot of the best known airports across this country. >>> take a look at the national radar and look at the front cutting north to south and moving to the east. it's a huge weather system stretching from the mexican border all the way into canada, dumping torrents of rain, snow, hail, spawning tornadoes along the way. it's left a lot of damage behind. the chicago area particularly hard-hit. nbc's john yang is in lisle, about 25 miles outside of chicago. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the radar says there is more rain on the way. across the region rivers are still rising as forecasters are predicting record levels and massive flooding. chicago streets turned into rivers and lanes of major expressways shut down as heavy rain fell faster than storm sewers could carry it away. neighborhoods quickly flooded. in lisle, firefighters set out in boats to answer calls for help. >> we had to be prepared not only today but over the next several days for flooding in diffe
Apr 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
circling an area not terribly far from where we are standing. circling the area over watertown. the faa has declared the area over watertown a no-fly zone mink that that helicopter is a police helicopter. again, investigators think that they know where this second suspect is. that would be a major development here. obviously, for the people of boston, a short time ago. police chief of boston, ed davis, came out here along with governor duvall patrick, aannounce t announce the city of boston is on a shelter in place order. for hours now, including the entire city of watertown. the latest we have out here, pete williams, nbc news. haes be he has been right on this one all along. the investigators believe they know where suspect number two is hold up here in watertown. police helicopter flying over the city. now, it is just frozen in the air. it is stationary i would guess maybe a mile from where i'm standing here with all the gathered media from around the world. police keeping us in this spot. no one being allowed to go into watertown. the entire mass transit system in boston is shout down.
Apr 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
in watertown is a no-fly zone. so it is one police helicopter. that is what's going on right now by f.a.a. decree. it is a rapidly changing situation. things going on in boston right now. as we were driving from watertown to boston, we saw a street blocked off, special operations, big black truck in front of the house. ten police cars. all kinds of commotion going on there. there is a number of things going on. how many of these things are going to be fanning out to somebody taken into custody. it turns out to be a suspect or provides key information. we are going to have to wait and see about that. in watertown right now, massive, massive police presence. i'm talking about cities from all over massachusetts including boston and watertown. a helicopter hovering overhead and a report from pete williams. he has been right on this one from the beginning. they do believe they know where suspect number two is holed up here in the watertown. >> not just people but also mass transit through this area. everything shut down. terry mcsweeney, thank you so much. we will be checking with you in just